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theizzardking
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: VDO Placement? Reply with quote

[quote="nvwainfo"]
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NASkeet wrote:
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breadloafdeluxe wrote:
CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF MY 71 W 914 GUAGES AND VDOs UNDER THE RADIO IN THE GALLERY UNDER BREADLOAFDELUXE


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hey what normally sits in the gauge spot on the far right? mine has some wierd blank thing with strange lines radiating from the center, i don`t know what it does and i fear the day it does do somthing! please tell me! thanks!


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oh that`s sexy!!!
so it`s just a plastic plug right now yea?cool to drill through?

anybody have clearance issues with the back of their in-dash mounted DD gauges? i`m afraid it may interfere with the stereo if not done right any tips?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:32 pm    Post subject: Re: VDO Placement? Reply with quote

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nvwainfo wrote:
theizzardking wrote:
nvwainfo wrote:
NASkeet wrote:
nvwainfo wrote:
breadloafdeluxe wrote:
CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF MY 71 W 914 GUAGES AND VDOs UNDER THE RADIO IN THE GALLERY UNDER BREADLOAFDELUXE


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hey what normally sits in the gauge spot on the far right? mine has some wierd blank thing with strange lines radiating from the center, i don`t know what it does and i fear the day it does do somthing! please tell me! thanks!


optional clock

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oh that`s sexy!!!
so it`s just a plastic plug right now yea?cool to drill through?

anybody have clearance issues with the back of their in-dash mounted DD gauges? i`m afraid it may interfere with the stereo if not done right any tips?


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Metal, and it unscrews if i remeber correctly
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha i just noticed he used a bit of carbon fiber to cover his gauge panel, pretty slick Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a standard 2 gauge plate from FLAPS and fabbed a rear box that mounts on the column via a hose clamp.
No holes in the dash for me.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rjonas wrote:
I used a standard 2 gauge plate from FLAPS and fabbed a rear box that mounts on the column via a hose clamp.
No holes in the dash for me.

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I got the same type of pod, not sure if I like it around the column though I think I'll mount it somewhere else. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Desertbusman wrote:
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Looks like everyones utilizing the same spots for triple gauges.


Here's where mine are.

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I like the look of this Smile

Does the laminate overlay the existing plastic that holds the speedo, etc or does it replace what's there?

If a vendor made this part, in black plastic, I would buy it!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Does the laminate overlay the existing plastic that holds the speedo, etc or does it replace what's there?

If a vendor made this part, in black plastic, I would buy it!

Mark


Yes the Westy cabinet laminate overlays the existing black plastic. But the right hand 1/3 of the console was pretty much removed to get rid of the clock recess and clearance for the new gauges. I had looked all over to try to find some nice black laminate or formica. No sucess.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's it! I gotta get some gauges!

I totally have gauge envy.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EZ Gruv wrote:
That's it! I gotta get some gauges!

I totally have gauge envy.


Hey buddy, I have 8 gauges. Hows that for ya? Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:57 am    Post subject: Locating VDO supplementary gauges Reply with quote

greenbus pilot wrote:
EZ Gruv wrote:
That's it! I gotta get some gauges!

I totally have gauge envy.


Hey buddy, I have 8 gauges. Hows that for ya? Cool


Eight gauges, is that all! Shocked

Here are some from my phase 2 installation. I've yet to complete phase 3

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my gauge setup.

The CHT in the main cluster. and the three VDO's on an extension I made so their visible looking down under the steering wheel cross arm. I thought that the VDO's looked nice all together and the same size. The digital LED looked out of place with the black face gauges.

I figured with the CHT right out front that I wouldn't be as easy to take my eyes off of the road. After a while I hardly look down.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Oil temp is adapted from an Audi Fox water temp gauge. I recently also added a vacuum gauge.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeff, you have enough gauges to require a passenger to read them all!

My wife would drive me nuts with her "Ohh, that isn't right!" with her looking at all the readouts. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone mounted gauges on the top of the dash, just above the speedo cluster?

I've got a '78 Champagne, and am very reluctant to cut the dash face. Obviously I could use the holders on the underside of the dash, but I can see how they would be difficult to see. So I was wondering if there are any pods that could sit on the top of the dash. I'd be less reluctant to drill the top metal piece (because I don't think there is much special about it) for the wires to go through.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I like this idea of using the space for the now-obsolete radio/music player for gauges. This precludes having to makes holes in the dash. We've all got little personal music machines now, anyway.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all have personal music machines? Speak for yourself.

They're not stock. Wink


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I like this idea of using the space for the now-obsolete radio/music player for gauges. This precludes having to makes holes in the dash. We've all got little personal music machines now, anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone got any picture of the wiring needed in the engine compartment after the gauges are installed?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my setup using the Busboys adapter for the tach in the clock hole and oil press/time/voltmeter in the radio hole:

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 1971 Bus Pictures Reply with quote

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Here is my 1971 dash.

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Well nice M8 really looks good. Very Happy


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